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BlackBerry users love their phones; no surprise there. However, one thing that they have been missing out on compared to their fellow Android and iPhone using brothers and sisters is apps. Sure, there are 10k+ apps, themes, etc. for the BlackBerry operating system but they are scattered amongst different online stores and websites. Research In ...

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BlackBerry App World Hits 15,000 App Mark—Is Being 3rd Good Enough Anymore?

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Earlier this year, Research In Motion’s (RIM) BlackBerry App World marketplace hit the 10,000 app mark and now the company has passed the 15,000 app mark. The news of RIM’s latest achievement came courteous of the company’s Twitter feed which posted the following, “#AppWorld – 15,000 apps and counting! What have you downloaded lately?” On ...

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RIM’s Battle against the Kik Messenger App Hits the Courts

BlackBerry smartphone maker Research In Motion (RIM) recently pulled the Kik Messenger app from its BlackBerry App World and then took the drastic action of preventing the company behind Kik from developing BlackBerry apps anymore. All RIM has had to say so far about the situation is that it pulled the Kik app because of ...

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Did RIM Kill Kik Messenger App Because of BBM Similarities?

  BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) pulled the Kik messenger app from its BlackBerry App World store a couple of weeks ago and now has practically disabled the app. The company has also banned Kik’s maker from the BB SDK and signing keys, which effectively means all future development on the BB version is dead. ...

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Facebook Places Comes to BlackBerry with App Version 1.9

The FaceBook app for BlackBerry smartphones has just been updated to version 1.9 at the BlackBerry App World and it finally has the Places feature. The BlackBerry Facebook app has always been a step or two (or three or four) behind the iOS and Android versions so it is very good to see that it ...

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BBC’s iPlayer App Relaunches at BlackBerry App World—BB OS 6 Support Added

BBC has decided to relaunch its popular iPlayer app on the redesigned BlackBerry App World. Now BlackBerry OS 6 is supported (the Torch 9800, Style 9670, Bold 9780, etc). Why is BBC relaunching this UK only app? Well the old version just launched a mobile version of BBC’s website and only worked with the Storm ...

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PayPal Option Coming to Google’s Android Market

PayPal accidentally leaked that Google’s Android Market will be offering PayPal as a payment option in the very near future. The leaked information came through an accidental post on PayPal’s blog that stated “Today Google announced that you can use PayPal to buy apps on their Android Market.” The post was quickly deleted and Google ...

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300,000 iOS Apps in the iTunes App Store

Since the last time anyone checked, Apple’s iTunes App Store has increased its offerings by approximately 50,000 to a total of more than 300,000 apps. The split between paid and free apps is about two to one. Nearly a thousand new apps are appearing on a daily basis. The iPhone 4 is selling amazingly well ...

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BlackBerry, Android and iOS App Stores Different Like Their Users

  An interesting bit of news popped up on Bloomberg today. It looks like different groups of people go for different smartphone platforms and use those platforms app stores differently. Phew, that sentence sounded like a butchered Apple slogan from the 1990s. But really, some figures in from Nielson Co. point in an interesting direction. iOS users ...

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MasterCard Money Send From Your BlackBerry—Watch out for Politicians

MasterCard has released its Money Send app for BlackBerry. The new app lets you accept payments from anyone's credit or debit card, send money to family members, pay for informal goods and services (Craigslist anyone?) and more. Basically, it is MasterCard's version of a mobile PayPal like service. Of course, with some recent news on ...

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BlackBerry App World Hits the 10,000 Apps Mark

  The BlackBerry App World has just passed the 10,000 apps mark ahead of the coming BlackBerry Developers Conference. While the iFans and Android legions are probably snickering at the news since they have, well, literally hundreds of thousands more apps available to them, this is big news for anyone who uses the BlackBerry. Research In ...

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Reverse Number Lookup for BlackBerry: Stop Sneaky Telemarketers

Mr. Number is an app for your BlackBerry that keeps you from answering unwanted calls from unknown numbers. How does it do it? It offers automatic and manual reverse lookup services for free and is available on the BlackBerry App World. The company’s blog says that with Mr. Number, “You can type a number by hand ...

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eBay Arrives for BlackBerry

Well eBay’s BlackBerry application has finally gone from beta to launch and it is free. Available now in the BlackBerry App World, its sales pitch sums up what it can do quite nicely: “Stay connected to everything that’s important to you on eBay from almost anywhere with the eBay® application for BlackBerry® smartphones. Search, watch, bid ...

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Few BlackBerry Apps: RIM Has a Fix

You can hear the stats anywhere. Apple has 225,000+ applications available on its App Store, while Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) only has around 7,000 applications available on its App World. RIM has needed to fix this problem for quite a while now, and the releases of the iPad and iPhone 4 have only made ...

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